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Northwest Missouri State University


Tests

Below are tests organized by the Assessment Office. Click to expand and show test information and dates.

Do you need assistance preparing for an exam? Contact the Student Success Center.

 

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MoGEA

The Missouri General Education Assessment is comprised of four subtests measuring content knowledge in the areas of Reading Comprehension and Interpretation, Writing, Mathematics and Science and Social Studies.  Besides the writing subtest, these subtests follow a multiple choice format.  The MoGEA is the exam that determines acceptance into the college of education.  

MoGEA Fall 2018 Schedule

Visit the following link to REGISTER & SCHEDULE your MoGEA or for more information: http://www.mo.nesinc.com/.

To REGISTER AND SCHEDULE

  • Once you've created or logged into your account, purchase the exam
  • THEN, go to Current Registrations
  • On the right side of the screen, click on Schedules
  • Select Unscheduled
  • You should then be able to select the test date, time and center

Students will receive an email from the Northwest Assessment Office or Elizabeth Mason regarding how to pay proctoring fees via our online store.  Proctoring fees should be paid before testing day.  There will be a $5 proctoring fee for each subtest/scheduled hour of testing.  

Other important information regarding the MoGEA . . . 

You may contact the Assessment Office with questions at 660.562.1452.

Missouri Content Assessments

Missouri Content Assessments are required for completion of the teacher education program and certification in Missouri.

MoCA Fall 2018 Schedule

To determine which Missouri Content Assessment(s) you must take please contact your advisor or the TESS office (Administration Building 348, 660.562.1189)

To register for the Missouri Content Assessments, please go to https://www.mo.nesinc.com.  You can also view available seats at www.pearsonvue.com/mega.  

Other important information regarding the MoCA . . . 

For more information about the Missouri Content Assessments contact the Assessment Office with questions at 660.562.1452 or the customer service for the MoCA program at 800.215.0996.

ACT

The ACT (American College Test) is a college admittance test. The test is made of four sections: reading, writing, mathematics, and science with an optional writing portion.

The following is a list of test dates.  All tests begin at 8 AM on the 2nd floor of Garrett-Strong:

Date
June 9, 2018
September 8, 2018
October 27, 2018
December 8, 2018
February 9, 2019
April 13, 2019
June 8, 2019
July 13, 2019

SAT

The SAT is a college admittance test. 

The following is a list of test dates.  All tests begin at 8 AM on the 2nd floor of Garrett-Strong:

Date
October 6, 2018
November 3, 2018
December 1, 2018
March 9, 2019
May 4, 2019

High School Equivalency - HiSET® (Previously GED)

High School Equivalency testing is held at the Northwest Technical School in Maryville, MO. For further information, you may contact:

Northwest Technical School
1515 South Munn
Maryville, MO 64468
Phone: 660.562.3022

For information regarding high school equivalency test preparation contact:
Adult Basic Education
Phone: 660.582.5615 

Assessment of Core Proficiencies (Formerly GEA, General Education Assessment or Junior Assessment)

This test is administered to all students as they reach 60 credit hours. This test covers questions from four broad academic areas: humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics.

Students are required to take this exam in order to pre-register for classes. In addition, participation and minimum achievements may be required of students in certain programs. Check with your major advisor.

Students who are education majors are required to take the MoGEA in lieu of the Assessment of Core Proficiencies.

For information about accommodations for students with disabilities, please contact the Assessment Office. You will need a copy of your LAP/S letter.

Major Field Tests

Some majors and departments require students in their senior year to take a Major Field Test. The test will encompass questions related to specific majors. There are two types of tests given depending on the major.

ETS MFT ACAT
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Math
  • MBA
  • Music
More Info about ETS MFT
  • Art
  • Biology

More info about ACAT

Your exam will typically be scheduled through your senior seminar or capstone course. Please talk to your advisor or department chair if you have any questions or concerns about your MFT. Please contact the professor of your senior seminar or capstone course to make arrangements for your MFT. They will have you coordinate with the Assessment Center and Proctoring Center. You will need a copy of your LAP/S letter when requesting accommodations.

PRAXIS

The PRAXIS is used to award teaching licensure FOR STATES OTHER THAN MISSOURI. Northwest will begin offering computer-based PRAXIS tests for those we need to take it for certification in other states. See registration deadlines and guidelines at http://www.ets.org/praxis/about/

CLEP

If you want to know if a CLEP is a good option for you, check out the following page, https://www.nwmissouri.edu/admissions/apply/freshmen/dualcredit.htm, and speak with your academic advisor.

You must contact our office in advance to schedule a time to complete a CLEP exam.

Registration including payment for your CLEP® exam must but done online through the My Account registration portal. You will receive a voucher once payment is made. You must bring that with you to the exam.

Our office collects $20 for administering the exam. Follow this link to pay for the proctoring of this exam, https://secure.touchnet.com/C21165_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=2&SINGLESTORE=true.

You will need to bring two forms of ID. The primary ID must be government issued and the secondary ID must contain either photo or signature.

The exam lasts 90 minutes but allow for two hours to complete the check-in procedures.

Other Exams

Tests such as those for other institutions, scholarship applications, or employment purposes, etc.

Cost: Typically the fee is $35, however, the cost varies depending upon test administered.